SANi, South African and Nigerian patents may be renewed for their entire 20-year term by making a single renewal payment. Doing this reduces the lifetime renewal costs by about 70%:
|South African Patent Vicennial Renewal
|$385* where the patent was filed by GlobalIPCo / S&Z, else $485*
|Nigerian Patent Vicennial Renewal
|$630* where the patent was filed by GlobalIPCo / S&Z, else $785*
|SANi Patent Vicennial Renewal
* Law firms qualify for preferential pricing.
Irrespective of the number of years a SANi, South African or Nigerian patent has until expiry, all remaining renewals may be pre-paid by making a Vicennial Renewal payment.
To pay a Vicennial Renewal for a South African patent:
The Vicennial Renewal price is fixed, irrespective of the number of renewals paid.
The renewal receipt is sent to you by email within a couple of business days, whereafter you won't have to worry about future renewal reminders / payments.
Apart from reducing renewal costs and the risk of the patent lapsing, paying Vicennial Renewals also shields you against future increases in official renewal fees.